Romsey Road Runners turned out in force to support the Romsey 5 at Broadlands last Sunday. They ran the flat, five-mile course in perfect running conditions with Alex Prinsep, returning from injury, taking sixth place for the club in a time of 28:13.
James Byrne, who finished the race in 42:33, said: “I took it a bit cautiously due to a recent knee injury but had enough energy left at the end so I will try and break that time on my next 5-mile race.”
Keith Morris set a new PB of 35:13, knocking 34 seconds off his previous time, while Sam Weston finished in 32:50, 90 seconds faster than two years ago.
John Quayle was also happy with his result of 34:57. He said: “I was aiming for under 35 minutes. I also got a “PB” for the section up to the Gatehouse and back which means I was finishing more strongly than I have done previously.”
New member Angela Milln finished in 43:37. She said: “this was my first race with the benefit of club support (which was fab!) and only 30 seconds short of my PB for this event so I was happy.”
Susie Parker set herself a new PB of 37:18 and noted that “it’s always great to run on home territory and what a super turnout, not just runners but fabulous, enthusiastic supporters. The perfect backdrop for a lovely run!”
Jonny Stevens finished the race in 35:10 and Clem Kingstone, another new member, ran it in 48:48. Clem said she was “glad to have completed my first race of the year. Loved having the supporting cheers of fellow Romsey Road Runners!”
Meanwhile, in Cornwall, Alice Lane was taking on the Stormforce 10, which she described as a “great undulating road race around country roads surrounding the town of Camborne.” Alice finished in an impressive time of 1:26.
The same weekend, Wendy Couper completed her 250th Parkrun with friends from the club turning out to support her at Eastleigh parkrun. Everyone at the club is very proud of her.